ART SCHOOL GIRLFRIEND
Sunday 3rd October
The Green Door Store, Brighton
Earning comparisons to the ethereal style of acts such as Beach House, Art School Girlfriend (aka producer and multi– instrumentalist Polly) delivers “wonderfully gothic doses of twilight pop”. Measures EP was released in 2017, with the darker, more electronic ITBH EP released late 2018. 2019 saw the release of AA single Come Back To Me and Diving, with a full-length debut, ‘Is It Light Where You Are’, out September 10th on Fiction Records. Ahead of this she has shared her latest single ‘Softer Side’ alongside a video directed by Tom Dream.
Torn straight from the pages of her 2019 diary, ‘Is It Light Where You Are’ chronicles a year of seismic change for Art School Girlfriend’s Polly Mackey. After returning from a US tour supporting The Japanese House, Mackey would end her six year relationship and leave Margate, where she lived and co-owned a book shop with her then girlfriend. “The record starts with that feeling of being on the precipice of change,” she explains. “Before deciding to pull everything apart, go through it all and come out the other side.” The album’s first single, and first recorded for the project, ‘In The Middle’ was released in March, followed by her second single ‘Softer Side’, out now.